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Floating Wind in the...
Offshore wind is still at an early phase of growth in most countries worldwide. In 2020, around 35 G....
Slip Ring Installati...
Safely handling heavy slip rings at the top of a wind turbine can be a difficult task for even the m....
Generating Renewable...
Addressing the climate-change problem is an epic journey of discovery, and a new renewable energy te....

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Second U.S. Offshore Wind Project Approved to Begin Construction
The U.S. Department of Interior gave final permitting approval to the South Fork wind project, making it the second U.S. offshore wind project authorized to begin construction. Onshore construction of the 132-MW project is expected to begin....
Floating Wind in the US: Prospects and Challenges
Offshore wind is still at an early phase of growth in most countries worldwide. In 2020, around 35 GW of offshore wind capacity was installed globally. Most of this installation is in Europe and China (with Europe accounting for almost 70 percent of ....
The Law Off the Land: Why offshore wind developers, utilities, and investors should give early consideration to environmental law risks
U.S. offshore wind energy planning and development is front and center and accelerating at light speed. The Biden Administration announced a commitment to create 30 gigawatts of electricity via U.S. offshore wind by 2030. Congress prov....
Altech Corporation introduces Crimpit F Multi, a hand-held tool that automatically loads and crimps insulated ferrule. The tool's handle sto....
Snap-on Industrial’s line of Plasma Cutters can cut up to 3/4'' thickness on a variety of ferrous, non-ferrous, and high-strength material....
Hitachi ABB Power Grids launched a portfolio of transformer products for offshore floating applications, designed to overcome the challengin....
Enerpac introduces the Cordless Bar Cutter to its hydraulic cutters line. The new battery-powered model was designed for those who work in e....

Anticipating and Mitigating the Challenges from the Energy Transition
When we look back at the past 100 years, the energy industry that has propelled our dramatic economic growth has been largely composed of fossil fuels, without much thought to the future consequences of such reliance. Even as countries begin taking m....
Learning from Others’ Mistakes
As a longtime installer and solar engineer, I’ve seen many single-axis tracker failures over the last two decades. Failures from wind, bad designs, wrong materials, poor planning, and EPC errors (root cause usually a bad design). Tracker trend was ....
Rail-less Solar PV System Mounting for Metal Roofs
With increasing popularity, the metal roof is the ideal host for mounting solar photovoltaics (PV).  It is the only roof type with a service life (in the range of 50-70 years) that actually exceeds the service life of a solar PV system....
The Dover work boot is built for the unique fit needs of today’s tradeswoman and skilled worker. The women’s Dover is an outdoor-in....
KEEN Utility’s Troy, featuring KEEN.BELLOWS Flex technology, an ergonomically engineered system designed to offer multidirectional flexion....
WAGO’s new TOPJOB S Mini terminal block series has all of the advantages of their TOPJOB S line, but with an even smaller footprint. At a ....
Valentin Software’s design program for heat pump systems has been expanded to support system designers, installers, and engineers. As befo....

Energy Storage

The Convenience Culture
Humans are designed to survive. We're wired for immediate responses and innate fight-or-flight reactions against the many threats of the physical world. Waiting around for things to happen makes us feel vulnerable and uncomfortable. We're programmed ....
Bridging the Pond - Three ways the UK and US can collaborate to get greener energy onto our grids
Adding renewable energy to our electricity grids is essential, not just to decarbonize the current demand for power but also to meet the growing demand that lies ahead. Transport and heat are set to shift away from fossil fuels to electric, adding fu....
What the Infrastructure Act Means for Clean Energy and Home Batteries
On November 15, President Joe Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The $1.2 trillion bill, which includes $550 billion in new infrastructure spending, promises to be a major overhaul for America’s transportation ne....
Delta-Q Technologies’ (Delta-Q) XV3300 combines a high-performance 3.3kW charger, a 500W DC-DC converter, and an EV charging station inter....
BYD (“Build Your Dreams”) has introduced a lithium iron phosphate battery-electric Type D school bus with safety features and performanc....
JOLT Energy’s MerlinOne is a mobile and flexible charging station. Its high-power technology enables fast charging and due to its integrat....
Fortress Power’s new Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, the eVault Max 18.5, packs the essential features of the eVault battery into a robust....

Energy Efficiency

Generating Renewable Energy Out of Thin Air: A new tool in the fight against climate change
Addressing the climate-change problem is an epic journey of discovery, and a new renewable energy technology will play a significant role in sustainably decarbonizing an ever-growing electrical grid. At its root, climate change is brought about by re....
Growth in Renewables Spurs Shifts in Market Investments
The news of billionaires Warren Buffet and Bill Gates teaming up to build a nuclear power plant in a remote corner of Wyoming portends the country’s accelerating shift to renewable energy, as well as trends in investment that we will see ....
Addressing the SCADA Skills Gaps for Renewable Energy
Renewable energy technologies, especially onshore wind, solar, battery storage - and recently allowed offshore wind - are gaining momentum without precedent. This seemingly unbridled growth is directly attributable to the enthusiasm for cutting syste....
Aircuity’s new “Airside” Energy Dashboard lets building owners quickly identify which areas across the entire portfolio are consuming ....
Created in partnership with Recurve, the Demand FLEXmarket provides tools to measure hourly reductions in energy use that will allow MCE to ....
Endress+Hauser launched iTEMP TMT142B, new generation smart temperature transmitter with Bluetooth. The transmitter delivers accurate and re....
Franklin Energy’s Curist provides personalized participation paths designed to benefit both utilities and their customers. Curist is a cus....